Catalog 2010-2012

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.



  English: literature core-at least one course from each group.....9 hours

a. 620:034

b. 620:042 or 620:053

c. 620:040 or 620:043 or 620:053

Note: 620:053 may be used for b or c but not both.

  English: one of the following: 620:103, 620:104, 620:105, 620:193.....3 hours

  TESOL/Applied Linguistics:

    630:125 or 630:130; 630:160 or 630:163.....6 hours

    630:154; 630:165; 630:192; 630:193; 630:194; 630:196.....18 hours

Electives in TESOL/Applied Linguistics.....3 hours

Electives in literature or TESOL/Applied Linguistics.....3 hours

42 hours


Note: International students must have achieved a TOEFL paper-based score of 600 or computer-based score of 250 or the equivalent in order to demonstrate their proficiency in English.

It is strongly recommended that native speakers of English majoring in TESOL programs demonstrate a basic competence in a foreign language either by obtaining at least a C grade in the second semester of a language course or by passing a proficiency examination.